Two Graziadio faculty members give their review of “Managing” by Henry Mintzberg.
The Book Corner offers reviews by Graziadio School faculty and others for a variety of books on business topics.
The Magic Circle: Principles of Gaming and Simulation (3rd and revised edition) By Jan H. G. Klabbers
The Magic Circle is still the most comprehensive review of Gaming and Simulation by one of the field’s experts – and comprehensive is probably an understatement.
In this solid and cutting-edge book, Roger Martin redresses the imbalance that has crept into strategic management.
Overall, Tapscott believes that technology has wrought a good generation. Whether or not we agree, it is clear from this book that it is imperative that we understand how they are changing our world.
Like all effective historical perspectives, this book is essential reading for those who wish to continue the story of economic growth.
Foundations of Human Resource Development (HRD) helps readers better understand the history and fundamental philosophies of HRD, which is not often addressed and therefore not understood by many HRD practitioners.
The book dispenses some excellent advice if you find yourself considering bankruptcy, including a pair of chapters on assessing your finances and analyzing your financial situation as well as low-cost or free resources to help you solve your troubles.
The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly By Alan Briskin, Sheryl Erickson, John Ott, and Tom Callanan
This conveniently-sized book is well researched, very readable, filled with examples, and insightful. I would recommend it for those interested in in-group dynamics.
In extremis leadership always comes with a tangible moral obligation… [It is] less about power over subordinates and more about an obligation toward their well-being and survival.
The true value of the book is in pressing readers to change their mindset with respect to business decisions, to never expect normality nor take it for granted, to look for opportunity when others are fearful, and to ingrain this approach into the company culture.
The Book Corner offers reviews by Graziadio School faculty on a variety of books on business topics.
Written for the practitioner, Cultural Intelligence provides a look into increasing decision-making effectiveness and managing conflict caused by cultural differences.
The subtitle is a bit misleading as it singles out products. Actually, Hauptly applies his recommended paradigm and practices to services as well and he explores the effects of organizational cultures and internal processes on innovation.
In this carefully researched and clearly presented book, Dr. Richard Bohmer spells out the six capabilities required for healthcare organizations: operating capability, performance measurement, production control, anomaly detection, analysis, and adjustment and redesign.